Using the Handout Challenges in the Desert page, label the image using the key words in the boxes to identify the challenges faced by desert-dwelling life forms. Name some life forms that live in the desert and suggest how this would make life difficult for them.
Using the Handout Adaptations page, cut out the 9 adaptations and arrange them in a diamond shape (as on the worksheet) with the most useful adaptations at the top and the least useful adaptation at the bottom. Explain why you have chosen the most useful ones and how they benefit the life forms that have them.
Consider which adaptations you think are the most useful for surviving in the desert. Either by drawing, painting, using cut-outs from magazines, or using modelling clay, create a new animal that has the best adaptations for surviving in the desert. Label the picture with explanations of the benefits of each adaptation.